Construction site until autumn 2025
Here we go!
The extensive renovation, demolition and new construction measures at the Museum Ulm have begun. By the end of 2025, our appearance and spatial programme will have changed significantly.
The new Museum Ulm is to become a lively third place of cultural identification and encounter, an extraordinary place of learning with social effectiveness and all forms of participation, a museum that promotes skills and values for a sustainable future – a museum with MORE.
Where will be built?
Four of the total of seven buildings in which the Museum Ulm is housed are being partially renovated and newly built according to current standards of energy efficiency, accessibility and sustainability in order to develop a sustainable cultural institution with social relevance.
Construction phases 1 and 2, which have now begun, concern the historic buildings at Neue Strasse 92 and 94. The so-called Gewerbebank will be converted into an administrative wing with offices, a restoration workshop and an exhibition preparation room. The work laboratory of the Education and Outreach Department will remain on the ground floor and will have a new additional entrance via Taubenplatz. The adjacent Ehinger Stadel will be newly converted into an exhibition house for archaeology and the Lion Man.
Due to the construction work, which will begin on 25 September 2023 with demolition work in the Gewerbebank, there will be restrictions for pedestrians and traffic between Neuer Straße, Taubenplatz and Marktplatz. The route from Neue Straße towards Marktplatz to Schelergasse and Herdbruckerstraße is not affected by the measures. Access to the commercial and residential buildings around the construction site is guaranteed.
Museum Ulm @kunsthalle weishaupt
The Museum Ulm will be closed for the duration of the renovation work, as will the adjoining museum café. The opening of the kunsthalle weishaupt remains unaffected by the measures. Until the end of the construction work, the Museum Ulm will be a guest there, among other places.
From 14 January 2024, the famous Lion Man, the world’s largest Ice Age artefact and showpiece from the UNESCO World Heritage Caves and Ice Age of the Art of the Swabian Alb, will also be on display in the kunsthalle weishaupt, together with many other important exhibits from the collection of the Museum Ulm.